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Hong Kong’s M+ acquires a major work by Zhang Jian-Jun

Art Projects International is pleased to announce that M+, the new visual culture museum in Hong Kong, recently acquired Nature C (1987), an important ink on paper work by Zhang Jian-Jun, for the museum’s permanent collection.

Nature C — a four-panel work measuring over 12 feet wide — is a rare example of Zhang’s early abstract ink work on paper. Created in 1987 in Shanghai, a tumultuous decade for artists in China and pivotal for Zhang in particular, Nature C is one of only four four-panel Nature works that were first presented in his solo exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum in 1987. In 2014, Nature C made its US debut in Nature, Zhang’s fifth solo exhibition at Art Projects International, New York.

A large sculpture by Zhang Jian-Jun was included in the exhibition Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013.

A special presentation of Zhang’s Ink Garden of Re-Creation (2002), a Chinese scholars’ rock sculpture that was part of his installation for the 2002 Shanghai Biennale, will be on view in Art Projects’s Viewing Room from November 9 to December 16, 2017.

Installation view of Nature C in Jian-Jun Zhang: Nature at Art Projects International, New York, 2014.

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